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Wednesday - Rob Cowan with Terry Waite

With Rob Cowan. Including CD of the Week: In 27 Pieces - The Hilary Hahn Encores, Artist of the Week: John Ogdon, the author Terry Waite and Beethoven's Piano Sonata, Op 106.

with Rob Cowan and his guest, the humanitarian and author, Terry Waite.

A selection of music, including the Essential CD of the Week: In 27 Pieces - The Hilary Hahn Encores, DG. We also have our daily brainteaser at 9.30.

Artist of the Week: John Ogdon

Rob's guest this week is Terry Waite CBE. Terry is an English humanitarian and author. He was the Assistant for Anglican Communion Affairs for the then Archbishop of Canterbury, Robert Runcie. In 1980, he successfully negotiated the release of several hostages in Iran, and in 1984 he negotiated with Colonel Gaddafi for the release of the four remaining British hostages held in the Libyan Hostage Situation, and was again successful. He travelled to Lebanon to try to secure the release of several hostages, including the journalist John McCarthy, but was himself kidnapped and held captive from 1987 to 1991. Terry is president of the charity Y Care International (the YMCA's international development and relief agency) and patron of AbleChildAfrica and Habitat for Humanity Great Britain. He is also president of Emmaus UK and the International Musical Eisteddfod, as well as a patron of the Warrington Male Voice Choir.

Rob's Essential Choice
Piano Sonata Op.106 'Hammerklavier'
John Ogdon (piano).

3 hours

Music Played

  • Alexander Glazunov

    Piano Concerto No.1

    Orchestra: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Paavo Berglund.
    • EMI.
  • anon

    Back to the Beginning

  • anon

    Back to the Beginning

  • Johannes Brahms

    Hungarian Dance No 21 in E minor orch Dvorák

    Orchestrator: Antonín Dvořák. Orchestra: Budapest Festival Orchestra. Conductor: Iván Fischer.
    • Decca.
  • Karl Jenkins

    Meditation: "Peace is..." (The Peacemakers)

    Singer: Lucy Crowe. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Karl Jenkins.
    • EMI.
  • Edward Elgar

    The Dream of Gerontius, Part 2 (excerpt)

    Singer: Janet Baker. Singer: Richard Lewis. Choir: Hallé Choir. Choir: Sheffield Philharmonic Chorus. Choir: Ambrosian Singers. Orchestra: Hallé. Conductor: John Barbirolli.
    • EMI.
  • Gabriel Fauré


    Orchestra: Orchestre symphonique de Montréal. Choir: Montreal Symphony Chorus. Conductor: Charles Dutoit.
    • Decca.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Concerto grosso in D major, Op.6 No.5

    Orchestra: Combattimento. Conductor: Jan Willem de Vriend.
    • Challenge Classics.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Capriccio italien, Op.45

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Kenneth Alwyn.
    • Decca Eloquence.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Piano Sonata Op.106 'Hammerklavier'

    • RCA.
  • Thomas Lupo

    Fantasy air a 4 No.7

    Performer: Judy Tarling. Performer: Theresa Caudle. Performer: Paul Denley. Performer: Mark Caudle. Performer: Peter Holman. Ensemble: The Parley of Instruments. Director: Peter Holman.
    • Music for Prince Charles: The Parley of Instruments/Holman.
    • Hyperion.
    • 11.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Overture on Hebrew Themes

    Ensemble: Melos Ensemble.
    • EMI.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Fantasia in D minor, K.397

    • EMI.
  • Einojuhani Rautavaara


    Performer: Hilary Hahn. Performer: Cory Smythe.
    • DG.
  • Richard Wagner

    Der fliegende Hollander: Overture

    Orchestra: Tonhalle Orchester Zürich. Conductor: David Zinman.

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